“The Bicolano” Ramon Gonzales all set for Hexigetu in Beijing

Streaking Filipino strawweight Ramon “The Bicolano” Gonzales is just a couple of hours away from his much-awaited clash against Chinese standout “Wolf of the Grasslands” Hexigetu in the preliminary card of ONE: AGE OF DRAGONS at the Cadillac Arena in Beijing, China on 16 November.

The two 56.7-kilogram standouts were originally scheduled to face each other at ONE: DREAMS OF GOLD in Bangkok last August, but after Gonzales failed his weight and hydration results, the bout was removed from the stacked card.

However, Gonzales, who’s looking to collect his fourth-straight win inside the ONE Circle, believes that he’s more than ready to extend his winning ways this time.

“I am really ready to fight. My training is continuous and I’m always excited and challenged for every opportunity. My diet is also better this time compared in Bangkok so expect that I am 100 percent ready this Sunday,” Gonzales said as he targets his fourth straight win in ONE Championship.

“I’m ready to display a much improved version of my game, from the ground up to my striking.”

Winning his last three matches in an impressive fashion, Gonzales believes that another spectacular performance this Saturday could lead him to bigger things this coming 2020. With his family and supporters anchoring his motivation to win, the Kyoskushin karate black belt doesn’t have any plans of stopping his marvelous run.

“I always feel blessed each time I fight. It’s another opportunity for me and my family. The goal is to win cause it would help me achieve the things that I am looking forward to,” Gonzales said.

“This is for everyone who has always believed in me. I want to show that I am working hard and that I won’t be wasting their support.”

Gonzales is completely aware of the dangers that Hexigetu presents, evident when he scored a clear decision win over Ovais “The Enigma” Shah at ONE: WARRIORS OF LIGHT last May.

The key for Gonzales is confidence in himself – understanding that he has spent months in preparation for this moment.

“I don’t plan to get careless with Hexigetu when we face each other,” Gonzales said.

“I am more determined to get this, in my second chance. Confidence, my mind and my hard work in training will be the keys to victory for me.”

Author: Robert Belen

Robert Belen is a long-time combat sports writer for dSource Boxing. An avid sports fan, he knows no fear nor partiality in his reporting. If you have a problem with him, tell it to his face. (We bid you not.) You can follow him on Twitter @robertbelen

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